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Rebecca Hart was born with a rare genetic disease called hereditary spastic paraplegia [HSP], a progressive impairment that causes muscle wasting and paralysis from the middle of the back down. Hart got involved with the Paralympic movement in 1998 at a regional competition in Atlanta, Ga. It was at that competition that Hart decided she wanted to aim for international competition. Hart purchased her first horse and began to train for national and international competition.
Over the years, Hart has represented the U.S. at several international events, including three consecutive Paralympic Games. Following a series of standout accomplishments with Schroeter's Romani, Hart retired the 15-year-old Danish Warmblood mare and teamed up with El Corona Texel in September 2017. In their short time together, they garnered 11 Grade III first place finishes out of 13 opportunities, which helped them earn a spot on the U.S. Para Dressage Team presented by Deloitte for the WEG Tryon 2018.
Rebecca is the daughter of Sue Dobson and Terry Hart. She has one sister, Katie, and one brother, Jordan. In her free time, Hart enjoys kayaking, sailing, camping and rock climbing, and giving back to the Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Foundation by bringing awareness about HSP and working with the children dealing with HSP.